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TUC to include racism vigil

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Preliminary plans for the programme for this year’s TUC have been announced and they include a silent vigil on racism.

Monday morning’s opening session of Congress will include debates on racism, in response to the motions submitted by a number of unions on the need to counter racism and to expose the violent extremism of the BNP, following which delegates will file out of the hall at noon for a silent vigil with the theme of ‘not in my name‘ – HOPE not Hate’s petition-based campaign to demonstrate that MEPs who are members of the BNP do not speak in Britain’s name (which over 90,000 people have now signed – have you?).

The vigil will be joined by trade unionists in the Liverpool area and leaders of local community organisations and will provide a public demonstration of trade unionists’ opposition to racism and our determination to stop the advance of the BNP, but is also intended to commemorate the victims of the slave trade.


Written by Calvin

14/08/2009 at 1:12 pm

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